We’re in it for sustainable christmas decorations this 2023!

As the holiday season approaches, the air is filled with the delightful promise of joy, warmth, and the timeless tradition of adorning our homes with festive decor. Christmas home decoration has long been synonymous with sparkling lights, ornate ornaments, and the unmistakable scent of fresh pine. However, in the spirit of embracing a more sustainable and eco-friendly lifestyle, this year promises a departure from the conventional glitter and excess. We are ushering in a new era of holiday cheer that aligns with our commitment to a greener future.

In an age where environmental consciousness takes center stage, the traditional extravagance of Christmas decor is undergoing a thoughtful transformation. This shift isn’t about sacrificing the magic of the season but rather reimagining it through the lens of sustainability. Join us on a journey to discover how this festive season can be adorned with eco-friendly ornaments, recycled materials, and a commitment to reducing our carbon footprint.

Let’s explore the exciting realm of sustainable Christmas home decorations and embrace a more conscientious approach to celebrating the most wonderful time of the year!

Zero Waste Christmas Decorations Ideas

Rosemary Christmas Wreath

sustainable christmas decorations

We all know that rosemaries are kitchen staples as these aromatic herbs elevates dishes with its sage-like peppermint taste with a woody aftertaste. But do you know that they can be used as christmas ornaments as well?

We are giving credit to Spoon Fork Bacon for this wonderful and unique idea of putting rosemary sprigs together to form a traditional christmas wreath. Spice up your Christmas dinner by placing personalized christmas wreaths on top of plates with the names of your guests!

You can also customize the size of your wreaths by adding more sprigs to create a larger circumference! Not only that you have eco friendly christmas decorations but the rosemary will also fill up your home with its minty scent!

Crocheted Christmas Ornaments


Are you into crocheting? It’s time to show your crafty side this holiday season! Fish out that leftover thread from your recent crochet project and transform them into charming christmas ornaments! From stars, christmas balls, socks, snowmen, and even garlands!

Do-it-yourself Christmas Stars

What’s a christmas tree without a star? This timeless holiday decor is meant and made to be on top of Christmas trees, symbolizing the star of Bethlehem that guided the three kings to the infant Jesus.

Let’s opt for a more sustainable christmas decorations this year by repurposing old magazines and used newspapers to turn them into origami stars! We’re borrowing this tutorial from Girl About Townhouse on how to make a DIY origami star garlands! Another trick is to reused old paper bags

So get your craft supplies and we’re about to see stars!

Recycled candle holders

Lighting up candles during Christmas is a tradition among Filipinos. Upcycle your old bottles and glass jars by turning them into festive candle holders! You can fill them up with wooden beads, plastic decorations, or some greenery to add more visual appeal. DIY christmas decorations in an instant!

Dried Fruits

dried orange garland

Add a festive touch to your Christmas eve dinner or christmas party by stringing together dried fruits such as lemon, grapefruit, or orange slices to create garlands. Grab your fruits, slice them into thin pieces and then dry them in the oven or air-dry them for a rustic appearance.

Thread the dried fruit slices onto a sturdy string, alternating colors and types for a vibrant and visually appealing garland. Hang these fruity garlands on Christmas trees, mantels, or along staircases to infuse your space with a delightful and aromatic atmosphere.

Dried fruits are also great addition (or alternatives) to your plastic baubles. Citrus themed christmas tree, anyone?

The natural scents released by this festive décor will not only add a warm and inviting fragrance to your home but also contribute to a visually striking and organic holiday decor theme.

Pinecone garland

We’re finding ways to repurpose your old pinecone decorations from last year’s Christmas! Don’t throw them away yet! These pinecone garlands offer a classic and charming touch to Christmas decorations, adding a rustic elegance to your festive home.

Start by gathering your old pine cone decorations. String the pinecones together using a durable twine or thin wire, leaving enough space between each cone for a balanced look. Optionally, you can spray paint them in metallic or festive colors for an extra touch of flair. Drape these garlands across mantels, staircases, or doorways to infuse your space with a natural and timeless holiday aesthetic.

For a more personalized and creative approach, consider embellishing your pinecone garlands with additional elements. Add small ornaments, dried berries, or sprigs of evergreen to the garland for a festive pop of color and texture. Alternatively, weave fairy lights through the pinecones to create a warm and cozy ambiance in your home during the holiday season. The versatility of pinecone garlands allows you to tailor them to your preferred style, making them a versatile and visually appealing Christmas decoration.

Vintage and second hand treasures

Vintage shops and charity stores is a world of their own filled with wonder. Pay these places a visit and who knows you may find something that will light up your christmas dining table or will become a great addition to your Christmas tree.

Embracing the charm of older ornaments not only adds a touch of nostalgia to your festive decor but also aligns with the principles of sustainability by giving existing items a new life.

Sustainable Christmas Decorations: On to A Greener Future

Embracing sustainable Christmas decorations in 2023 brings forth a host of benefits that extend far beyond the festive season. Opting for eco-friendly choices not only reduces the environmental impact associated with manufacturing new items but also allows us to make a positive contribution towards a healthier planet. By choosing decorations made from recycled materials, opting for energy-efficient lighting, and exploring second-hand options, we not only minimize waste but also infuse our holiday celebrations with a sense of conscientiousness.

As we embark on the season of giving, let our choices be a gift to the planet, creating a holiday atmosphere that is both aesthetically pleasing and ethically sound. May these sustainable Christmas decorations inspire a renewed sense of joy, purpose, and connection during this season of celebration and reflection.